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Victoria Park, Dingwall (ATT 3,383) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Ross Co Ross County vs Hibernian Hibernian

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Hibernian 2

M Nelson (18)
J Forster (56)

Scottish Premiership: Ross County lose 2-0 at home to Hibernian

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:31pm

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Michael Nelson is grounded at Hibernian celebrate his goal against Ross County

Michael Nelson is grounded at Hibernian celebrate his goal against Ross County

Hibernian continued their impressive form under new boss Terry Butcher with a 2-0 victory over Ross County at Victoria Park.

Michael Nelson and Jordon Forster were on target for the visitors, who closed the gap on sixth place St Johnstone to one point with their win.

Hibs scored with their first effort at goal when Nelson rose above the home defenders to meet a Paul Cairney corner and head home on 18 minutes.

Cairney supplied the second on 56 minutes as well from another corner, and this time Forster stooped inside the six yard box to head the ball over the line.

Either side of the opening goal Melvin De Leeuw he fired his shot just wide of the upright as Hibernian only partially cleared a Graham Carey cross.

And the visitors thought they had doubled their lead when County keeper Michael Fraser could only parry a Liam Craig drive and Ryan McGivern netted the rebound only to be ruled offside.

County came close to a leveller when Carey swept in a 25-yard free-kick but the ball brushed the side netting on its way past.

After the break Carey cut inside and let fly with a right foot shot that clipped the outside of the Hibs post, with keeper Ben Williams well beaten.

Midfielder Carey was left frustrated once more with a free-kick on 73 minutes which rebounded off the crossbar.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 37 89
2 Aberdeen 37 75
3 Inverness CT 37 65
4 St Johnstone 37 54
5 Dundee United 37 53
6 Dundee 37 45
7 Hamilton Academical 38 53
8 Partick Thistle 38 46
9 Ross County 38 44
10 Kilmarnock 38 41
11 Motherwell 38 36
12 St Mirren 38 30